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Exercise of the Medical Permission

A naturopath is who practises medicine professionally without being appointed as a doctor. The practice of medicine is any professional or commercial activity to detect, cure or alleviate diseases, suffering or bodily harm in human beings, even if it is carried out in the service of others.

If you want to establish yourself as a naturopath for the practice of medicine, you need a permit. Permission entitles you to the professional title "Heilpraktiker" or "Heilpraktikerin".

Process flow

Part of the procedure is an official medical examination. The knowledge review takes place on specified examination dates. Therefore, inform the competent authority in good time about the respective application deadline for the application.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the county-free city in whose district the profession is to be exercised.


  • Knowledge review by the expert committee at the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family

Which documents are required?

  • short-term CV
  • the birth certificate or an extract from the family book
  • proof of identity
  • an official certificate of leadership not exceeding one month
  • a statement of whether a judicial criminal or public prosecutor's investigation is pending against the applicant
  • an explanation of whether and, if so, which authority has previously applied for a permit under the Heilpraktikergesetz (HeilPrG)
  • a medical certificate not exceeding one month, which does not show that the applicant is responsible for physical or physical impairment or of an addiction which is relevant to the Exercise of the profession as a naturopath required aptitude is lacking
  • proof that the applicant has completed at least the secondary school

What are the fees?

Fees and expenses in accordance with Appendix 1 to Section 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Regulations of the Land of Lower Saxony (AllGO) are incurred in accordance with No. 42.1.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

No deadlines need to be observed.

What else should I know?

Detailed information can be found on the websites of the Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Gesundheit

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Applications / Forms

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.